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  • illegalopoly

    07/13/2014 6:36:30 AM PDT · by rktman ^ | 7/13/2014 | unknown
  • Proper nouns come into play in Scrabble rule change

    04/06/2010 4:09:34 PM PDT · by sand lake bar · 47 replies · 896+ views
    The rules of word game Scrabble are being changed for the first time in its history to allow the use of proper nouns, games company Mattel has said. Place names, people's names and company names or brands will now count. Mattel, which brings out a new version of the game containing amended rules in July, hopes the change will encourage younger people to play.
  • Get Out of Jail Free: Monopoly's Hidden Maps (helped POW's during WWII)

    09/18/2009 1:41:25 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 11 replies · 2,037+ views
    Yahoo via ABC ^ | 9/17/09 | KI MAE HEUSSNER
    Get Out of Jail Free: Monopoly's Hidden Maps Silk Escape Maps Concealed in Game Boards Helped WWII It's a story that will forever change the way you think of the phrase, "Get Out of Jail Free...
  • Details Of Complaint Against Blagojevich

    12/09/2008 7:10:49 AM PST · by iowamark · 195 replies · 10,039+ views
    CBS2Chicago ^ | 12/09/2008 | U.S. Attorney's Office
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― Full release from U.S. Attorney's Office: Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges alleging that they and others are engaging in ongoing criminal activity: conspiring to obtain personal financial benefits for Blagojevich by leveraging his sole authority to appoint a United States Senator; threatening to withhold substantial state assistance to the Tribune Company in connection with the sale of Wrigley Field to induce the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members sharply critical of Blagojevich; and to obtain campaign contributions in exchange...
  • 10/23/06: Gov. Blagojevich and Operation Board Games (Rezko sent governor a wish list)

    12/09/2008 4:52:00 PM PST · by egannacht · 7 replies · 880+ views ^ | October 23, 2006 | BY DAVE MCKINNEY AND CHRIS FUSCO Staff Reporters
    Rezko sent governor a wish list [and] 10 of 19 people he recommended were appointed or got spouse named One nondescript page ￯﾿ᄑ containing 19 names and a note to Gov. Blagojevich from his chief of staff ￯﾿ᄑ shows the clout Antoin "Tony" Rezko once wielded in state government. "Rod, Here is a list of candidates that Tony Rezko wants to be put on non-paying boards. What are your thoughts?" Blagojevich's former top aide, Lon Monk, wrote in a note faxed to the governor along with the Jan. 20, 2003, list. Of the 19 people named on the document, obtained...
  • Bored games (Dave Barry)

    08/19/2007 7:57:51 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies · 664+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Dave Barry
    Bored games BY DAVE BARRY (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published Jan. 26, 1997.) OK, here's a nostalgia question: What childhood game does this remind you of? ''Colonel Mustard in the library with a candlestick.'' If you answered, ''Spin the Bottle,'' then I frankly do not want to know any more about your childhood. What I'm referring to is, of course, the classic board game ''Clue,'' in which you try to solve a murder by using a logical process of deduction to narrow down the various possibilities until your sister has to go to the bathroom, at which...